Shawn Brown

Associate Director

Shawn Brown

I am the associate director of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education.

My Recent Activity

How do we define talent? What's working in your city?

I responded to Emily Cole: I would like to ask another question.  What are cities and regions doing to promote college...

Emily Cole

Joe Cortright said: "The Talent Dividend is based upon the observation that there's a very strong correlation between the level of an areas education as measured by the percentage of the population with a four-year degree... Continue reading

How do we define talent? What's working in your city?

I responded to Joseph Cortright: We have take the same approach in Northeast Ohio by clearly defining our goal of 1,000,000...

Joseph Cortright

Its important to be clear about your goals, and to aim high:  Louisville's doing both of those things with 55,000 degrees.  This sends an unambiguous message to the public and educational institutions, and is a great... Continue reading

Reverse transfers, the hidden opportunity explained

I responded to Reverse transfers, the hidden opportunity explained: Although not a new idea, the notion of a reverse transfer is certainly a good way to promote and...

Education and Innovation

I responded to Chris Mather: Chris and others, It seems that another theme that has emerged from this discussion is that we...

Chris Mather

I think that adding the 'A' for Arts to turn STEM into STEAM is a really, really, bad idea.  The entire point of the focus on STEM education is that the U.S. is not turning out enough people who have technical skills to... Continue reading

Education and Innovation

I responded to Johnathan M. Holifield: Everyone, Which data are most relevant to advancing Northeast Ohio's economy?  That is, should...

Johnathan M. Holifield

Patrick:   Here are some interesting, granular education metrics:     Source: EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT IN SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN, November 2010   Ensuring children are ready to learn Children enrolled in... Continue reading

Education and Innovation

I responded to Merissa Piazza: Merissa, We can certainly track postsecondary attainment by county or MSA.  My question for...

Merissa Piazza

I think this conversation is excellent. As you know we have data on graduates and their majors, but job listings are skills based. There are ways to match skills to occupations, but on an educational level does the group... Continue reading

Education and Innovation

I responded to Jim Shanahan: Jim, The Ohio Board of Regents does not collect or report data for private colleges and...

Jim Shanahan

This is quite doable although involves work; however, this is the kind of data that the Board of Regents should be interested in as well. Moreover, a new data ability is being put in place in Ohio that allows us to track... Continue reading

Education and Innovation

I responded to Johnathan M. Holifield: Johnathan, You raise good points about the importance of educating students in STEM (or STEAM)...

Johnathan M. Holifield

Informed by more than a dozen years of Innovation Economy professional experience, including founding a regional innovation and technology council and providing the vision and leadership to create Ohio's first high school... Continue reading

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